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Otis Spann - I Wanna Go Home (Heritage of the Blues) (2003)

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Otis Spann - I Wanna Go Home (Heritage of the Blues) (2003)

Otis Spann - I Wanna Go Home (Heritage of the Blues) (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 241 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 137 Mb | Scans included
Chicago Blues, Piano Blues | Label: Hightone | # HCD 8155 | Time: 00:45:32

Pianist Otis Spann played in Muddy Waters' band from 1953 to 1970, and was instrumental in creating the electric Chicago blues sound. These 11 tracks were recorded in the mid-'60s by Down Beat magazine editor Pete Welding, and were previously released as Otis Spann's Chicago Blues on Testament Records. This reissue omits the solo Spann material from the original disc and highlights the group recordings featuring S.P. Leary, Johnny Young, James Cotton, Willie Dixon, and Muddy Waters. While not as revolutionary as the records Spann played on with Muddy in the late '50s, you can't deny this lineup of seminal Chicago bluesmen doing what they did best.

Eddie Boyd, Lafaette Leake, Willie Mabon, Otis Spann - Chess Blues Piano Greats [Recorded 1951-1972] (1997)

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Eddie Boyd, Lafaette Leake, Willie Mabon, Otis Spann - Chess Blues Piano Greats [Recorded 1951-1972] (1997)

Eddie Boyd, Lafaette Leake, Willie Mabon, Otis Spann - Chess Blues Piano Greats [Recorded 1951-1972] (1997)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 691 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 332 MB | Covers - 81 MB
Genre: Blues, Piano Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Chess/MCA Records (CHD2-9385)

Back before the electric guitar became the primary focal instrument of the blues, two-fisted piano players dominated the genre, and record companies flocked to record them. Chess Records was no exception, and this two-disc, 45-track anthology shines the spotlight on four of the best who ever sat on the piano stool at the Chess studios. The first disc begins with 20 tracks from Eddie Boyd (eight of them previously unissued in the U.S.), full of introspective reflection and the darkest of moods. Kicking off with one of his big hits, "24 Hours," and the dourness of Boyd's work reaches epic proportions on tunes like "I Began to Sing the Blues," "Third Degree," and "Blues for Baby," the latter featuring stellar jazz guitar runs and chordal work from Robert Jr. Lockwood…

Otis Spann With Muddy Waters And His Band - Live The Life [Recorded 1964-1969] (1997)

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Otis Spann With Muddy Waters And His Band - Live The Life [Recorded 1964-1969] (1997)

Otis Spann With Muddy Waters And His Band - Live The Life [Recorded 1964-1969] (1997)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 383 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 168 MB | Covers - 19 MB
Genre: Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Testament/Hightone Records (TCD 6001)

This release includes 16 rare and previously unissued Otis Spann tracks recorded between 1964 and 1969. Featuring the blues piano genius in both a solo context and supporting a bevy of Chicago artists in a variety of settings, this plows through Pete Welding's old Testament tape vaults to uncover new treasures by the carload. Muddy Waters is listed on the front cover and, indeed, 12 of the 16 songs here are played in his company, most of it in the unusual role of backup musician to Spann. The compilation begins with five songs from a Martin Luther King tribute concert in 1968 featuring Spann and Waters on acoustic guitar performing as an "unplugged" duo, including a heartfelt "Tribute to Martin Luther King" standing next to his own tribute to Big Maceo Merriweather, "Worried Life Blues"…

Otis Spann - The Bottom Of The Blues (1968) Reissue 1990

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Otis Spann - The Bottom Of The Blues (1968) Reissue 1990

Otis Spann - The Bottom Of The Blues (1968) Reissue 1990
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 186 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 92 Mb | Scans included
Chicago Blues, Piano Blues | Label: BGO | # BGOCD92 | Time: 00:36:47

An integral member of the nonpareil Muddy Waters band of the 1950s and '60s, pianist Otis Spann took his sweet time in launching a full-fledged solo career. But his own discography is a satisfying one nonetheless, offering ample proof as to why so many aficionados considered him then and now Chicago's leading post-war blues pianist.

VA - The Perfect Blues Collection: 25 Original Albums (2011) 25 CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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VA - The Perfect Blues Collection: 25 Original Albums (2011) 25 CD Box Set [Re-Up]

VA - The Perfect Blues Collection: 25 Original Albums (2011) 25 CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 6.3 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 3 Gb | Scans included
Label: Sony Music | # 886977200922 | Time: 18:49:52
Blues, Rhythm & Blues, Jazz-Blues, Gospel, Blues-Rock

25 CD box set. Following the model of The Perfect Jazz Collection, this format comes in a cube lift off lid box, holding 25 original albums by 25 different artists. All original albums are replicated in mini jacket sleeves. This excellent value package, contains albums by legendary performers from the Blues genre ranging from 1951-2003; across some real classic albums, from Stevie Ray Vaughan, Aretha Franklin, Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Taj Mahal, Etta James and many others.

Otis Spann - The Blues Of Otis Spann (1964) & Cracked Spanner Head (1969) 2CDs Reissue 2005 [Re-Up]

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Otis Spann - The Blues Of Otis Spann (1964) & Cracked Spanner Head (1969) 2CDs Reissue 2005 [Re-Up]

Otis Spann - The Blues Of Otis Spann (1964) & Cracked Spanner Head (1969) 2CD Reissue 2005
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 444 Mb | Scans included | Time: 01:29:53
Chicago Blues, Piano Blues | Label: BGO | # BGOCD668

Two sixties albums, both recorded in London for the Decca and Deram labels by Muddy Waters' pianist Otis Spann. Features a range of top British Blues players including Muddy himself on Cracked Spanner Head.